In the Dem Presidential Debate from New Hampshire last night, CNN debate moderator Wolf Blitzer asked candidate Hillary:
Senator Clinton, you voted in favor of every funding for the U.S. troops since the start of the war until now. And some are accusing you and some others of playing politics with the lives of the troops. What is your response?
Her response included the following statement (Video):
Everybody on this stage, we are all united, Wolf. We all believe that we need to try to end this war. In two nights you’re going to have the Republican candidates here. They all support the war. They all support the president. They all supported the escalation. Each of us is trying in our own way to bring the war to an end.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Ron Paul opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning, voted against the Iraq War Resolution â€“ and opposes it to this day. Ron Paul does not support the president â€“ in fact, he voted to impeach him. Ron Paul opposed the escalation â€“ and voted against the Democrats “compromise” that continued to fund the war despite the clear mandate from the people.
Hillary may be trying “in her own way” to end the war, but lying, violating her oath to uphold the constitution, and refusing to admit that her vote in support of the war was a mistake are not proven approaches to peace.
She did get one thing right â€“ you’ll be able to see Ron Paul stand up to the pro-torture, anti-liberty hawks of the Republican party in the CNN debate on June 5th. Then you’ll see a man whose positions on war put the Dems to shame.
Hillary voted YES on the Iraq War, YES on the Real ID Act, YES on the Patriot Act, and YES on the Military Commissions Act that eliminated Habeas Corpus. Ron Paul voted against all of these. The only way Hillary’s statement could have been remotely true is if she replaced Ron Paul in the GOP debates and said “Everybody on this stage, we are all united, Wolf.“